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Hyper-V Backup to .vhd

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I am running MS Server 08 R2 on a physical machine.

I am looking for a preferred method to back up the entire server (domain controller) to a .vhd file that I restore to a better server I have that is running Hyper-V. Thus moving the physical server to a VM .

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Disk2VHD will create a VHD of your entire Disk, in realtime, whilst the Server is up.

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415

Here is an article of how to use it

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/using-disk2vhd-for-physical-to-virtual-conversions-p2v/
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Adding VM as ADC in existing domain and then demotion of existing DC is the safest way to virtualize domain controller in your scenario.

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Thanks for the advice Mahesh. That is very good advice!
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